Meet the Model – Brian the Badger

Badger Say hello to Brian the Badger (Meles Meles) Despite being rarely seen during daylight hours ,Badgers are easily recognisable and widespread on the British mainland. The low set animal has a solid frame , black and white striped face with grey body hair and a lighter underside.With an average weight of 15 kg the Badger [...]

Meet the Model – Chave the Chaffinch

CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs Length 14 cm Wingspan 28 cm Weight 28g Population 6,000,000   The Chaffinch is the UK's most common finch and sometimes overlooked and not fully appreciated despite being one of our most colourful garden visitors. the striking double white wing bars and primary and secondary wing feathers. Its summer plumage is brighter [...]

On location – Langford Lakes

On Location , Langford lakes Sunday 19th January 2020 by Peter Hanscomb So today is another wildlife Sunday , this time my first visit of 2020to Langford Lakes nature reserve and a special occasion, I’m not on my own . My side kick for the day is non other than the wonderful Mrs H , [...]

Meet the Model – Flo the Fox

  Say hello to Flo, a fine example of a native British Red Fox. ( Vulpes vulpes ) The Red  Fox  largest of the true foxes, has the greatest geographic range of all members of the Carnivora family , being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America [...]

Langford Lakes – revisited

Langford Lakes revisited by Peter Hanscomb Another day , out of the office and time to revisit a favourite spot , Langford Lakes nature reserve, for a day in the hides with Graham Stewart.  Cormorants everywhere, plus voles , rats , robins , tufted ducks and the star of the show mr kingfisher. Here’s the [...]

Location, Location, Location – Langford Lakes

Langford Lakes Nature Reserve  by Peter Hanscomb Langford Lakes nature reserve comprises four lakes , a stretch of the river Wylye and a water meadow was purchased by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust in 2001. The lakes and surrounding land was the site of a former gravel works during the 1960s / 1970s and the process of [...]

Meet the Model – Brian the Badger

Say hello to Brian the Badger (Meles Meles) Despite being rarely seen during daylight hours ,Badgers are easily recognisable and widespread on the British mainland. The low set animal has a solid frame , black and white striped face with grey body hair and a lighter underside.With an average weight of 15 kg the Badger has [...]